Chad Shearer is senior vice president for policy and program at United Hospital Fund (UHF) of New York where he oversees work to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. He leads work across UHF’s focus areas of coverage and access, quality and efficiency, and clinical community partnerships, and manages a small grant program that reinforces those priorities. Mr. Shearer directs a team of experts engaged in policy and health system landscape analysis, and guides programs and research to increase the quality, reliability and efficiency of care. He also leads UHF efforts to foster health care and community organization collaborations to address social needs, and oversees the convening of diverse audiences to collaborate on major health care delivery and policy issues in New York. In prior roles at UHF he directed the Medicaid Institute and served as vice president for policy.

Previously, Mr. Shearer was at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University, where he served as deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health Reform Assistance Network, a project coordinating technical assistance to 11 states implementing the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion provisions. He was also a lecturer in public affairs at the university, teaching a graduate capstone policy workshop. Mr. Shearer also spent time at the Center for Health Care Strategies, where he helped shape its Medicaid Leadership Institute. Before that, he served as legislative director for Congressman Pete Stark, who was Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, in the United States House of Representatives.

Mr. Shearer holds both law and master of health administration degrees from the University of Iowa.